2019 Golden Globes - Green Book

2019 Golden Globe Winners

Last year, the Golden Globes gave out trophies to James Franco and Aziz Ansari. Which of this year’s winners will soon be embroiled in sexual misconduct scandals? I’m really worried about Carol Burnett!

I kid, of course. It’s probably going to be Christian Bale, isn’t it?. Sadly, that seems the most likely. He gave a funny acceptance speech, though.

Random Observations

Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh hosted the ceremony. They’re both likeable people and were adequately entertaining, but didn’t do or say anything particularly memorable, aside from the fact that Oh actually won an award (for Best Actress in a TV drama) at the show she was hosting.

Carol Burnett was not only given a lifetime achievement award, the trophy (which is new for the television category) is named after her.

The second lifetime achievement award of the evening went to Jeff Bridges for his film work. Surprising no one, his speech was rambling and borderline incoherent. He went on for quite a while about boat rudders for some reason and ended with the exclamation, “You’re all trim-tabs!” His Hell or High Water co-star Chris Pine, who presented the award, looked delighted by the whole thing. Tasked with following Bridges next on stage, Harrison Ford seemed amusingly exasperated.

Lady Gaga won Best Song for her A Star Is Born anthem, “Shallow,” but was denied Best Actress in favor of Glenn Close for a movie few in the viewing audience are likely to have heard of – The Wife.

Green Book, a race relations drama about segregation during the Jim Crow era, took the Best Motion Picture prize as a Comedy or Musical. Meanwhile, Bohemian Rhapsody, the musical bio-pic about rock group Queen, won the Drama category. That’s the Golden Globes in a nutshell, folks.

If this were any other awards show, it might seem surprising that Bohemian Rhapsody, which received a lukewarm response at best from critics, might be called Best Motion Picture at all. But, again, it’s the Globes. Both Rami Malek (who won Best Actor) and the film’s producer conspicuously failed to mention Bryan Singer in the thank-yous during their acceptance speeches.

The Globes ceremony, which usually runs like clockwork, came in 20 minutes over schedule this time. If this had been the Oscars, it might have been three hours late.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Star Is Born

Winner: Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Vice

Winner: Green Book

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
  • Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
  • Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Winner: Rami Malek

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Glenn Close, The Wife
  • Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
  • Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Rosamund Pike, A Private War

Winner: Glenn Close

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Christian Bale, Vice
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
  • Robert Redford, The Old Man & the Gun
  • John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie

Winner: Christian Bale

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite
  • Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
  • Charlize Theron, Tully
  • Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Winner: Olivia Colman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Any Motion Picture

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book
  • Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell, Vice

Winner: Mahershala Ali

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Any Motion Picture

  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Claire Foy, First Man
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Winner: Regina King

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Peter Farrelly, Green Book
  • Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Adam McKay, Vice

Winner: Alfonso Cuarón

Best Motion Picture – Animated

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Winner: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

  • Capernaum
  • Girl
  • Never Look Away
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters

Winner: Roma

Best Television Series – Drama

  • The Americans
  • Bodyguard
  • Homecoming
  • Killing Eve
  • Pose

Winner: The Americans

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Barry
  • The Good Place
  • Kidding
  • The Kominsky Method
  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Winner: The Kominsky Method

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • The Alienist
  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace
  • Escape at Dannemora
  • Sharp Objects
  • A Very English Scandal

Winner: The Assassination of Gianni Versace

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

  • Jason Bateman, Ozark
  • Stephan James, Homecoming
  • Richard Madden, Bodyguard
  • Billy Porter, Pose
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Winner: Richard Madden

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

  • Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
  • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
  • Julia Roberts, Homecoming
  • Keri Russell, The Americans

Winner: Sandra Oh

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Jim Carrey, Kidding
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Is America?
  • Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
  • Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Bill Hader, Barry

Winner: Michael Douglas

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Kristen Bell, The Good Place
  • Candice Bergen, Murphy Brown
  • Alison Brie, GLOW
  • Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • Debra Messing, Will & Grace

Winner: Rachel Brosnahan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture for Television

  • Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso
  • Daniel Brühl, The Alienist
  • Darren Criss, The Assassinatin of Gianni Versace
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Patrick Melrose
  • Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

Winner: Darren Criss

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture for Television

  • Amy Adams, Sharp Objects
  • Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora
  • Connie Britton, Dirty John
  • Laura Dern, The Tale
  • Regina King, Seven Seconds

Winner: Patrica Arquette

For the complete list of nominees and winners, go to the official Golden Globes web site.


  1. Chris B

    The Jeff Bridges tribute was my favorite part of the evening. I liked how he gave Michael Cimino a shout-out in his acceptance speech to.

    What’s up with the BR crew not even acknowledging Bryan Singer as director? Why wasn’t he in attendance? Have all the allegations that have followed him around for years finally piled up enough that nobody wants to talk about him anymore? How is he still getting work?

    Also, given Singer’s rep and Kevin Spacey appearing court today for sexual assault, it’s kind of ironic Singer once directed a movie starring Spacey called THE USUAL SUSPECTS.

      • Yeah, and with Disney reportedly having a finger or two in the snubbing of Aquaman from the shortlist for VFX, it starting to look like they’re trying to reduce the Oscars to a corporate event.

        This just sounds like such a mindnumbingly dumb move, that I hope there’s time to change their mind when they eventually realize it themselves.

    • Timcharger

      Have an actor be in his fictional character role, play the host of the Oscars?

      That’s brilliant! This is the movies; this makes sense.

      I don’t know if I would go with the huge Avengers cast hosting it, but there’s tons of iconic Hollywood characters that would be great at hosting the Oscars. Roundtable topic, Josh?

      • Well, in theory, that sounds nice. But, if a Disney owned network use characters from a Disney movie franchise at the Oscars to promote the next installment of said franchise, it’ll be in very bad taste.

        It’ll be much better if they just bring back Rob Lowe and Snow White to reprise the 1989 opening act.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *